Summary of IL18

This gene encodes a proinflammatory cytokine that increases natural killer cell activity in spleen cells, and stimulates interferon gamma production in T-helper type I cells (R). 


The Function of IL18

Augments natural killer cell activity in spleen cells and stimulates interferon gamma production in T-helper type I cells.

Protein names

Recommended name:

Interleukin-18

Short name:

IL-18

Alternative name(s):

Iboctadekin
Interferon gamma-inducing factor
IFN-gamma-inducing factor
Interleukin-1 gamma
IL-1 gamma

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Top Gene-Substance Interactions

IL18 Interacts with These Diseases

Substances That Increase IL18

Substances That Decrease IL18

Conditions with Increased Gene Activity

Conditions with Decreased Gene Activity

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